Questions remain about what happened to artworks donated to Winona State University





It was one of the largest gifts of art ever made to a teachers college.

Now much of the collection has been lost.

The Paul Watkins family donated about 600 pieces of artwork collected from around Europe to the Winona Teachers College over the course of a decade or so beginning in the 1920s. That kind of gift was unheard of in its time, and is still the largest art donation in Winona State University history.

More than 80 years later, only about 250 of the items can still be accounted for, according to inventory and appraisal records collected and provided by WSU....




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